Netbooks tend to be small, cheap, low power laptop computers. The Algiz XRW from Swedish PC maker Handheld is certainly small(ish) and low power. It has a 10.1 inch display and a 2GHz Intel Atom Z550 processor. But it also has a ruggedized case, a 64GB shock-proof solid state drive and it ships with Windows 7 Ultimate.
The laptop is resistant to dust and water (bear in mind, there’s a difference between water resistant and waterproof), and can handle temperatures as low as -5.8 degrees Fahrenheit or as hot as 158 degrees — and that’s just when it’s on. You can stuff the laptop in a freezer at -40 degrees if it’s turned off. The Algiz XRW is also designed to withstand drops from about 4 feet.
The laptop features a 1366 x 768 pixel display, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS and comes with 2GB of memory and a 2MP webcam.There’s a 57.6 Whr battery, USB and RS232 ports.
It’s due out in December, but there’s no word on pricing yet. Somehow I don’t think this 3.3 pound mini-laptop is going to be cheap though.